Coup de grace

Geoff Nathan an6993 at WAYNE.EDU
Thu May 27 13:25:58 UTC 2004

At 09:02 AM 5/27/2004, you wrote:
>Ever since this thread started, I've had in the back
>of my mind that there was another hypercorrection of
>French I frequently hear, but I couldn't think what it

My wife and I have collected a number of these over the years.  One was a
night club in Brooklyn called the Eleganté, pronounced that way.  And my
late mother-in-law (who should have been a linguist) heard someone a number
of years ago on Washington Week in Review say [rezone dEtre] (i.e. as if
there were acute e's after both words).


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